GPACAC Paul Max Service Scholarship


The 2020 Paul Max Service Scholarship awards one scholarship to a student in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount is $1,000. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Applicants will be notified of the scholarship decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time scholarship and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.  


Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:

  • Be a May/June 2020 high school graduate
  • Attend high school/home school in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 and above (or equivalent)
  • Have completed a minimum of 100 community service hours from freshman year to date of application

To apply for the 2020 scholarship:

  • Complete the 2020 application form
  • Answer the essay question below (500 word maximum)

Essay Topic

Describe a specific community service opportunity or experience in which you have participated, and explain how the experience affected you and impacted your leadership perspective.


The scholarship application opens in mid-fall and will close in February.  Please return to this website in the future to access the scholarship application.